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Publication . Article . 2016

Transferring intermediate technologies to rural enterprises in developing economies: a conceptual framework

Deycy Janeth Sanchez Preciado; Björn Claes; Nicholas Theodorakopoulos;
Open Access
Published: 01 Jun 2016
Country: United Kingdom

This paper integrates the contributions from different branches of the technology transfer literature to identify enablers driving the transfer of intermediate or appropriate technologies to recipients in rural areas of developing economies. An in-depth analysis of the literature shows that many enablers identified in the literature focus on high technology transfers and are of limited relevance in the context of rural enterprises. Other important enablers in this specific setting are ignored or insufficiently considered. This paper proposes a framework comprising a specific set of enablers that facilitates technology transfer in rural enterprises in developing regional economies.

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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Rural area Knowledge management business.industry business Developing country Relevance (information retrieval) Technology transfer Conceptual framework Context (language use)


Earth-Surface Processes, Geography, Planning and Development

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Abramson, G., Encarnacao, J., Reid, P. and Schmoch, U. (1997) Technology Transfer Systems in the United States and Germany: Lessons and Perspectives, National Academies Press, Washington D.C.

Alessandrini, M., Klose, K. and Pepper M. (2013) 'University entrepreneurship in South Africa: Developments in technology transfer practices', Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice, 15, 2, pp 205-214.

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